Last month, I dared myself to do something I thought was impossible, to write for 30 days in a row. CONTINUE READING
A few weeks ago I wrote about my children and their commitment to the NaNoWriMo Young Writers Program. In my effort to support them, I’ve decided to throw my hat in the ring too. All it takes to “win” is 50,000 words in 30 days. Easy peasy? I doubt it. I know all of the reasons “why not” and have been going over and over them in my mind, but excuses kill creativity. I’ve finally started to ask a much better question: “Why be creative?” I’ve been sitting on the fence long enough – change only happens with action.
I love watching my children color. They do it with so much focus and pure creativity (in other words, while they’re in process, they leave judgement at the door). Rarely do I hear them freak out that their creation didn’t turn out just as planned; instead of crying over a bad choice, they simply turn it into something new that works.